Here is a list of MacBooks that can run macOS Big Sur

MacOS Big Sur on an iMac and a MacBook

macOS Big Sur is the latest Apple Operating system release designed for computers. Replacing macOS Catalina 10.15, Big Sur is expected to launch with a pile of fresh features better than any macOS release ever developed.

In fact, Big Sur shares its launch path with IOS 14 for iPhones supporting the iPhone 8, X, Xr, Xs, X max, and SE. Contrary to IOS which ditches older iPhones, macOS Big Sur supports MacBooks as old as 2013 models.

But unlike macOS Catalina that initially supported all Macs from 2012 — present. Big Sur support is trimmed to Retina display MacBooks that rose to popularity in 2013, and here is a full list of MacBooks that can run Big Sur.

MacBooks that can run macOS Big Sur

2020

  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

2019

  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

2018

  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

2017

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

2016

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

2015

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

2014

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)

2013

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)

Can Your MacBook run macOS Big Sur

Well, If your MacBook is not a 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020 or latest model, then it can’t run Big Sur. This is due to the operating system’s minimum hardware requirements that are dedicated to only newer models.

So, If you own an older MacBook, the best path is running macOS Catalina or Mojave that rank as great Big Sur alternatives with slightly fewer features than the new Apple OS. Nonetheless, once BigSur is rolled out, we shall publish some of its most exciting features brought to play.

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